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Mary Bell Woudwyk


Mary Bell Woudwyk, 87, beloved widow of Otto Harry Woudwyk, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at NHC Healthcare of Sumter.

Born Aug. 4, 1927, in Manning, she was a daughter of the late Joe and Cora Barrineau Nichols. She was a seamstress who retired from Pioneer Dress after 30 years of service. She loved cooking and spending time with her family. She will be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, sister and friend. She was a member of Freewill Baptist Church of the Pentecostal Faith of Sumter.

Survivors include four sons, Roger Dale Woudwyk of Easley, Marvin Dean Woudwyk Sr. and his wife, Annie, of Charleston, Ronnie Gene Woudwyk and his wife, Jean, and Otto Harry Woudwyk Jr., both of Sumter; two daughters, Bobbie Jean Geddings and her husband, Moody Winter, and Linda Diane Geddings and her husband, Spencer, both of Sumter; three sisters, Cora Luticia Hatfield and Ella Mae Hendrix and her husband, Clyde, both of Sumter, and Jo Ann Morgan of Reading, Ohio; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and nine great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by two sons, Larry Goines and Barry Woudwyk; seven brothers; and two sisters.

A funeral service Mary Bell Woudwyk will be held 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at Grace Full Gospel, 1540 Bradham Blvd. in Sumter. Interment will follow in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

The family received friends Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, Bullock Funeral Home.

Memorials may be made to the Freewill Baptist Church of the Pentecostal Faith, 971 Boulevard Road, Sumter, SC 29153.

You may sign the family's guest book at www.bullockfuneralhome.com.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter for the arrangements.


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